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A dangerous new low in state-sponsored hate

Harsh Mander 07/01/20

In Uttar Pradesh, police bias and the scale of violence against the minorities are plumbing new depths Uttar Pradesh is in the throes of what is fast becoming a gravely culpable crime against humanity. It may not be an exaggeration to say that (...)

Election results 2019: Five reasons why we will have five more years of (...)

Varghese K. George 23/05/19

Here are five reasons that can be easily identified right away for Mr. Modi’s spectacular second victory Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be ruling India for five years more. At least. This victory will be analysed from multiple angles, not (...)

Controversial Hindu priest chosen as Uttar Pradesh chief minister

Manjari Katju 22/03/17

Yogi Adityanath’s appointment as CM cements the relation between religion and the state under the BJP Yogi Adityanath, the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, is a well-known figure in the State. He made headlines in the past with his fiery (...)

Movements are not radical anymore: Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy, Udhav Naig 21/09/15

The writer-activist observes that the Left needs an intellectual re-evaluation of the role played by caste in Indian society. The fortunes of the Left in India are not going to change dramatically just by effecting a change in its leadership. (...)

India : An open letter to Narendra Modi

Gopalkrishna Gandhi 19/05/14

Let this historic win be followed by a historic innings, which stuns the world by surprises your supporters may not want of you but many more would want to see you unfurl, writes Gopalkrishna Gandhi Dear Prime Minister-designate, This comes (...)

What lies beneath, what lies ahead

Ananya Vajpeyi 09/04/14

Campaign rhetoric that is patently incendiary is being read as the discourse of moderation. Actions that are menacingly communal are being interpreted as harmlessly secular. Silence is being taken as proof of innocence As India enters its 2014 (...)

I’d rather not be Anna

Arundhati Roy 30/08/11

If what we’re watching on TV is indeed a revolution, then it has to be one of the more embarrassing and unintelligible ones of recent times. For now, whatever questions you may have about the Jan Lokpal Bill, here are the answers you’re likely to (...)